Nothing catches God off guard and He is working all things out in your life for His perfect purpose, Amen
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow Me.
I give them eternal existence in God’scpresence, His Kingdom, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from Me,
for My Father has given them to Me, and He is more powerful than any Essence.
No one can snatch them from The Father’s hand, Amen
The Father and I are one.”
We have read (or heard of the exploits of David) – what is a ‘training ground’?
“Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.”
But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear.”
1 Samuel 17:33-36
In our tribulation we are told “Let no one lose heart on account of this trial; The LORD has fought The good fight of/in faith and has rescued you.”
What is our training ground? Do we ‘shy’ away from trials?
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who Love Him.”
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
1 Peter 5:10
“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”
“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
1 Corinthians 10:13
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.”
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.”
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”
We have gone through Scripture, our now brings forth longsuffering in trial which brings forth endurance. Life is a building ground. Just as David fought ‘wild’ animals who attempted to ‘steal’ away his father’s sheep. So do we have a shepherd that has truly alreadun undergone our trials and testing, even more so and has emerged victorious over all! In so doing, He has been lifted up to The right of God.
The right hand of God as a symbol
A symbol of power Ps 89:13
A symbol of protection Ps 16:8 See also Ps 63:8; Ps 139:10; Isa 41:13; La 2:3
A symbol of God’s presence Ps 16:11 See also Ps 48:10; Ps 73:23; Isa 62:8
A symbol of God’s saving power Ps 60:5 pp Ps 108:6 See also Ps 17:7; Ps 20:6; Ps 80:15; Ps 98:1; Ps 138:7
A symbol of victory Ps 18:35; Ps 44:3; Ps 78:54; Isa 41:10
A symbol of the defeat of God’s enemies Ex 15:6See also Ex 15:12; Ps 21:8; Ps 74:11
A symbol of God’s mighty works Ps 45:4 See alsoPs 77:10; Ps 118:15-16; Isa 48:13
A symbol of judgment La 2:4; Hab 2:16
Jesus Christ at God’s right hand
Jesus Christ is exalted to God’s right hand Heb 1:13 Comparison between Jesus Christ and the angels confirms Christ’s absolute supremacy. See also Ps 110:1; Mt 22:44 pp Mk 12:36 pp Lk 20:42; Lk 22:69; Ac 2:34; Ac 7:55-56; Col 3:1; Heb 1:3; Heb 12:2
Jesus Christ rules every authority at God’s right hand 1Pe 3:22 See also Eph 1:20-21
Jesus Christ continues his work at God’s right hand Ro 8:34 See also Ac 2:33; Ac 5:31; Heb 4:14-16; Heb 8:1
Jesus Christ will return at God’s right hand Mt 26:64 pp Mk 14:62
Jesus Christ takes a scroll from God’s right handRev 5:1-7 The scroll probably refers to God’s decrees for the destiny of the world.
The right hand of Jesus Christ
The place of the righteous on judgment day Mt 25:32-34
A privileged place granted by the Father Mt 20:20-23 pp Mk 10:35-40
A place of protection for Christians Rev 1:20 The angels of the churches are probably the church leaders. See also Rev 1:16; Rev 2:1
Our Father knows ALL, sees ALL, in understanding this, He is ALL.
Let me put this as simply as possible. In constructing with blocks, or even a dollhouse, garden, a project. We as individuals see every “out of place” item and right it before it affects a theme that is built to our satisfaction.
Everything has its place, every component was placed “just so” for a reason. We have shared on this, what is your reason, your purpose?
Father LORD, I come before You at this point in my existence to ask You what my purpose is. I have been up to this point achieving my hearts desire. What is Your Will for me? What do You desire for me? As in Your Word it says:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.”
LORD I ask in faith that You reveal to me my purpose in life, what I was created for. Thank You for the building blocks, I ask that You aid me in placing them as they are to be placed. Be honored in my life, my thinking, my existing, my being; I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen